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Texans cut Danieal Manning

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We noted when the Texans signed safety Chris Clemons that it put safety Danieal Manning’s job in jeopardy, and now Manning’s job is gone.

The Texans released Manning today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Manning, who was due to make $4.5 million this season, had been asked to take a pay cut.

Clemons was the second safety the Texans signed in free agency; they previously signed Kendrick Lewis. They also have D.J. Swearinger and Shiloh Keo on the safety depth chart.

The 31-year-old Manning has played the last three seasons in Houston after playing his first five seasons in Chicago. Last year he started the first six games of the season for the Texans but suffered a season-ending fractured fibula.

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51 Responses to “Texans cut Danieal Manning”
  1. jtp13 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:19 PM

    Give him a chance at a low price, Green Bay.

  2. coachstram says: Mar 31, 2014 1:19 PM

    Rams or Chiefs, next stop.

  3. ninetysixer says: Mar 31, 2014 1:21 PM

    A free safety who can play nickel as well? Ozzie is already kicking the tires.

  4. aceakking says: Mar 31, 2014 1:22 PM

    Is this Peyton’s other brother?

  5. jojopuppyfish says: Mar 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    Bears could use him….again

  6. hanspard says: Mar 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    D.J. Swearinger should be loading equipment and gassing up the bus. Might be the only thing he can do without committing a brainless personal foul.

  7. barsfordays says: Mar 31, 2014 1:24 PM

    This guy is a complete liability when hes on the field. I Wouldnt even take him as a bench warmer.

  8. ravenswhat says: Mar 31, 2014 1:24 PM

    Ozzie and kubiak get him on the cheap. Then we can go oline or defense in the 1st rd.

  9. getyourownname says: Mar 31, 2014 1:25 PM

    I think we can safely assume that Ozzie and Harbs have strolled down to Kubes’ office to ask what he thinks.

  10. vdogg says: Mar 31, 2014 1:25 PM

    Enjoy Tampa.

  11. joneil66 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:25 PM

    Bring him back to Chicago to compete. Very serviceable veteran, probably on the cheap.

  12. craniator says: Mar 31, 2014 1:26 PM

    My Mammy should give him a call . . . they’ve only been looking for safety help since , oh , about 1980.

  13. rg3and13 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:26 PM

    Just head up the road a few miles north, Danieal. Dallas could use your skills.

  14. dglelite says: Mar 31, 2014 1:27 PM

    Come on Washington…Sign a Manning!

  15. bigdawg24 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:28 PM

    Kendrick Lewis was really bad for the Chiefs.

    He was a great guy, but always out of the right position.

    I take pity on the Texans for signing him.

  16. iowamiah says: Mar 31, 2014 1:30 PM

    Chicago should be all over trying to bring this man back. Then draft youth for depth and the future.

  17. wabbitslayer says: Mar 31, 2014 1:31 PM

    “Manning Released” would’ve generated more clicks/traffic.

  18. fwippel says: Mar 31, 2014 1:36 PM

    Hello, Rick Spielman in Minnesota? You need a safety to pair next to Harrison Smith, and Manning would be a better than decent fit.

  19. firejerry says: Mar 31, 2014 1:36 PM

    Back to the Bears??? GB can sign Major Wright.

  20. grimreaper12 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:38 PM

    Come to New England for cheap.

  21. alshonsmeathooks says: Mar 31, 2014 1:44 PM

    do it emery

  22. 87hollywoodhorn says: Mar 31, 2014 1:45 PM

    Has good man coverage skills, hes a versatile guy. This was a mistake Houston! What were you thinking?!? Clemons is mediocre and the Texans secondary was average to begin with!

  23. gojetsgo33 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:49 PM

    Come to the Vikes.

  24. dalfanforever says: Mar 31, 2014 1:50 PM

    Welcome to Dallas. We’re desperate.

  25. chad504boy says: Mar 31, 2014 1:50 PM

    Houston definitely going haha dix with the first pick now.

  26. s0merand0mguy says: Mar 31, 2014 1:56 PM

    He’s a former Texans player.. The eagles will sign him.. especially a safety…. you know how the eagles love ex Texans players :p

  27. galvestontexans says: Mar 31, 2014 2:00 PM

    I wonder how much that saves us on cap

  28. fazsha says: Mar 31, 2014 2:00 PM

    In the summer of 2010, Bears free-agent safety Danieal Manning turned down the Bears’ offer of a contract extension worth $6 million over three years. In 2011, he then got a 4 year, $20M deal from the Texans, of which $9M was guaranteed.

  29. mortwannabe says: Mar 31, 2014 2:10 PM

    Lance Briggs if are reading this please give him a call. You know you need him in Chitown

  30. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Mar 31, 2014 2:12 PM

    Tampa. book It.

  31. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Mar 31, 2014 2:15 PM

    btw, ozzie is not a better gm than colbert. I reported that guy bcuz crackheads aren’t welcome here

  32. patriots87 says: Mar 31, 2014 2:15 PM

    PATS just freed up some space with the Wilfork restructure. I wouldn’t be madd if they brought him in

  33. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Mar 31, 2014 2:15 PM

    “Come to _________ for cheap”

    It’s comedy night at PFT, I see.

  34. dezno24 says: Mar 31, 2014 2:17 PM

    Come on back to the CHI for the low so we can finally release Conte!

  35. eroschmidt says: Mar 31, 2014 2:26 PM

    The Bills just lost Pro Bowler Jarius Byrd at FS and have $$$ under the cap to still spend….might not be a bad signing…

  36. tharoostah says: Mar 31, 2014 2:28 PM

    Welcome back to Chicago, you are also in charge of returning kicks again thanks,
    Staley

    Chris Conte, you are cut.
    Thanks,
    Staley

  37. ariani1985 says: Mar 31, 2014 2:30 PM

    Welcome to green bay, desperate is an understatement!

  38. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 31, 2014 2:32 PM

    Daniel has done well, despite growing up in a difficult situation. His dad favored his older brothers and taught them to be quarterbacks like himself or wide receiver. Daniel had to chase balls and defend passes all the time. Archie hardly acknowledged him at all….

  39. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 31, 2014 2:37 PM

    Cap move… nothing more.

    He’s a good player… not great… not worth $4.5M anymore…. would have loved him at $3M.

  40. tjmac95 says: Mar 31, 2014 2:41 PM

    As a Texans fan, i can honestly say that whoever signs him is going to get one hell of a steal, the guy is a ball hawk and a decent run stopper. Plus a gain in the return game. Wish you luck manning

  41. theclink12 says: Mar 31, 2014 2:43 PM

    It sure is nice being a Seahawks fan knowing you have the best secondary in the league.

    All these fans of teams on here (Green Bay, Baltimore, Chicago, Tampa, Miami, Dallas, Washington, Minnesota, Buffalo, New England) are asking Manning to come to their team.

    Meanwhile Seahawks fans are LOL’ing cuz they know this clown wouldn’t even make their roster.

    #SuperBowlChampions

  42. htowntexan says: Mar 31, 2014 2:45 PM

    Another Texans starter lost this off season. I get that we were awful last year, but starting with all new coaches and almost all new players is not going to lead to success. And what are we doing with the money that we are saving here and saving from the Schabb trade? It seems like we should have money to spent now, but no big moves in FA.

  43. midwayroar54 says: Mar 31, 2014 3:23 PM

    come home to chitown!! we could use your veteran presence and experience back there !

  44. elgranclavero says: Mar 31, 2014 3:31 PM

    Pack your bags and Come to California.. Oakland is signing up free agents

  45. Canton Bulldogs says: Mar 31, 2014 3:36 PM

    Before clamouring to bring him to Baltimore understand he was listed listed as a SS. Second before thinking of him as a ball hawk (and this comparison is hardly fair) consider against Ed Reed, prototypical ball hawk, in their first 6 seasons

    DM had 11 picks, ER had 43
    DM had 39 passes defended, ER had 65
    DM had 503 tackles, ER had 408

    That’s the difference between a good SS and a FS. We have our SS of the future. Still looking for the ball hawk. I say take a pass.

  46. killswitch138 says: Mar 31, 2014 3:43 PM

    Eagles could always use the help

  47. Canton Bulldogs says: Mar 31, 2014 3:47 PM

    In hindsight I think I gave DM credit for 2013 so he got an extra year over Reed but since he was hurt a bulk of it, it wouldn’t drop his numbers much. Point still, take a pass if you need FS help.

  48. dtr3e says: Mar 31, 2014 4:44 PM

    According to a reliable source the Jets have high interest in bringing in Manning to compete in their weakest unit of the secondary.

  49. wnstonchill says: Mar 31, 2014 7:00 PM

    You are more than welcome back in Chicago Danieal! The Bears defense is retooled and ready to rock the NFC NORTH!!

  50. bluenose1965 says: Mar 31, 2014 7:04 PM

    Manning will be a good pick up for some team, but don’t expect him to return kicks anymore.

    Injuries and a $4.5m cap hit put him in free agency.

  51. fabquarrymen says: Mar 31, 2014 7:25 PM

    The obvious choice would be Carolina…if Gettlemen can find a pen.

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